Judith I Premyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA

Judith I Premyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name Judith I Premyslid (Princess) of BOHEMIA
Name Judita I of BOHEMIA
Occupation Ducal Consort of Poland point in time between 1080 and 1086


Type Date Place Sources
birth about 1058 Prague, Bohemia (now in Czech Republic) search of this place
death 25. December 1086 Plock, Mazowieckie, Poland search of this place
marriage about 1080

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Judith of Bohemia (ca. 1056/58 - 25 December 1086), also known as Judith Premyslid, was a Bohemian princess of the Premyslid dynasty, and Duchess of Poland by marriage. She was a daughter of Duke Vratislaus II of Bohemia by his second wife Adelaide, daughter of King Andrew I of Hungary.[1][2] She was named after her paternal grandmother Judith of Schweinfurt, who died shortly after her birth. Family Judith was the second of four children born from Vratislaus II's marriage with the Hungarian princess Adelaide. The others were Bretislaus II, Ludmila (later a nun) and Vratislaus, who died young in battle. Judith's uncle Duke Spytihnev II died in 1061 and was succeeded by his brother Vratislaus II. One year later, in 1062, Duchess Adelaide died. Duke Vratislaus II re-married in 1063 to Swietoslawa, daughter of Duke Casimir I of Poland. From this marriage, Judith gained five half-siblings: Boleslav (Duke of Olomouc, who died shortly before his father), Borivoj II, Vladislav I, Sobeslav I Oldrich and Judith, later wife of Wiprecht II of Groitzsch, Burgrave of Magdeburg. Marriage Around 1080, Judith married Wladyslaw I Herman, Duke of Poland (nephew of her stepmother), to solidify the recently established Bohemian-Polish alliance. According to contemporary chroniclers, Duchess Judith performed remarkable charity work, helping the needy and ensuring the comfort of subjects and prisoners. After almost five years of childless marriage, the necessity for an heir increased: Because she was barren pray to God every day with tears and orations, made sacrifices and paying debts, helping widows and orphans, and given very generous amounts of gold and silver for the monasteries, commanded the priests to pray to the saints and the grace of God for a child. On 10 June 1085, Judith and her husband were present at the coronation of her father Duke Vratislaus II as the first King of Bohemia. One year later, in on 20 August 1086, she gave birth to the long-awaited son and heir, the future Boleslaw III Wrymouth. Sadly, the duchess never recovered from the effects of childbirth and died four months later, on 25 December. Three years later, in 1089, her husband was re-married to the widow of Judith's uncle King Solomon of Hungary, Judith of Swabia, who was renamed Sophia in Poland in order to distinguish herself from Wladyslaw I's first wife. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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